When Butler County’s newest roundabout may open

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Butler County’s newest roundabout — at the intersection of Smith and Beckett roads in West Chester Twp. — could open as soon as today.

Crews on the roundabout have told the Butler County Engineer’s Office it is “likely” the roundabout will be ready for vehicles this evening, May 9.

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"We've been pushing them along. We know it's been a disruption to everybody down there," Butler County Deputy Engineer Dale Schwieterman said. "We're happy because (the roundabout) is several weeks ahead of schedule."

Butler County’s 15th roundabout cost $996,090 and was funded with a federal grant and West Chester Twp. tax increment financing (TIF) money.

The project began in February and was originally scheduled for completion by mid-June.

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